TURN IT UP: Local Tune Of The Week

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The first full project from Eno x Dirty since their now impossible to find debut EP, “Evil Adventures and Happy Endings” was recorded at Red Bull Studios Auckland with engineer Ben Lawson and features guest appearances by Lui Tuiasau, Tom Scott (both of @peace and Average Rap Band), plus Bailey Wiley. ‘Nobody Knows’ is set to […]

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his little brother as they sat on deck […]

‘One Spirit’ is the first, brand new track to be unleashed from Unitone HiFi since 2010’s cumbia laced remix, ‘Hang On’. Returning to the dubwise deviancy that has always been at their core ‘One Spirit’ is a strident statement of unity amidst a world that is tearing apart at the seams. Riding a creeping carnival-esque organ and cutting […]

2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival. The overcast skies of Auckland’s western limits are a far cry from […]

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook |  Soundcloud Also, check out the original […]

“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that’s what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” – Crime Heat Low Key Source presents: The Headnod Factor – a series of […]

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied by a video, which was shot and […]

Latinaotearoa, New Zealand’s musical bridge to South America, has teamed up with hiphop crew Team Dynamite for a new single. Released on Mucho Aroha Music, ‘Jazzy Samba’ is a summer song bringing the Bossa Nova feel to a sort of West Coast Hip Hop style tune. Latinaotearoa‘s new single is anchored by a rolling groove […]

After a successful few years focussing on The Doqument (ImaGe, Shackles, SikeOne), which saw the crew release 2 albums, IMAG€ has returned with his first solo release in years. Teaming up with longtime collaborator MIKS on the beats, ‘Hood Dreams’ offers a small glimpse into the mindset of a child born into a broken family. “100% of the time, […]

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this […]

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